Thursday, February 19, 2009

Are You As Smart As A Substance Abuse Professional? #3

Are you as smart as a substance abuse professional?

Q - The lifetime prevalence rate of problem gambling (the percentage of the population which will develop gambling problems sometime in his/her life) is

A. About 10% of the population

B. About 15% of the population

C. About 1% of the population

D. About 3% of the population

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David G. Markham said...

Answer - D - About 3% of the population. There are about 85,000 adults in Genesee and Orleans counties. We can expect that about 2,500 will develop gambling problems sometime in their lives. For more information go to the New York State Council on Problem Gambling Web Site by clicking here.

GCASA offers gambling treatment services. Call Sarah Edwards at 585-589-0055.

For Gambling prevention information call Jamie Beedham at GCASA at 585-815-1879 in Batavia, NY or Mary Collins at GCASA in Albion, NY at 585-589-0055.

John Bennett said...

you are clever...take this test and then leave a comment...I was half expecting to be redirected to an infomercial. By the way, how smart is the average CD counselor?

David G. Markham said...

Hi John:

Thanks so much for your comment. I really appreciate it.

I don't know how smart the average CD counselor is. What do you think?

You're a CD counselor and you are one of the smartest guys I know. However, I would consider you way above average.

All the best,

David Markham